contrast socrates with the philosophers that came before and after him why did socrates become the model for the philosopher s way use primary source quotations in the words of socrates as well and secondary sources about his actions ideas and impact
Question/ Topic :
- Contrast Socrates with the philosophers that came before and after him. Why did Socrates become the model for the philosopherâ€™s way? Use primary source quotations in the words of Socrates as well and secondary sources about his actions, ideas, and impact.
***Make sure to Use primary sources in the words of the philosophers as well as secondary sources explaining their ideas as you organize and develop body paragraphs.
The book we are using for this class is :
The Philosopherâ€™s Way: Thinking Critically about Profound Ideas. 5th ed by John Chaffee
Please use the following academic structure for your Midterm Research Essay, which requires a formal tone that was not required in Discussions:
- Keep formal academic style by using third person, objective voice. Avoid first and second person (I and you). Instead, use third person, one for reflective pronoun.
- The Midterm Research Essay will be an expository exploration into an issue or problem in philosophy.
- 5-6 paragraph, essay format
- Documentation: Cite sources within essay using parenthetical citations. Match full sources in Works Cited or References page following MLA or APA format.
- Research: 1 primary source, 3-4 secondary sources in addition to the textbook
- Begin with an introduction leading into a thesis statement. Introduce your topic by providing general background and leading into a particular assertion in your thesis statement.
- Then, develop and support your assertion through 3-4 body paragraphs with primary and secondary sources. (Primary sources are in the words of the philosophers and secondary sources are commentary about their ideas.) Introduce sources in your own words and then follow sources with commentary and interpretation in your own words.
- Note: At least 70% of your writing should be in your own words. Use direct quotes for primary sources and paraphrase secondary sources in your own words. (Review your Turnitin Originality Report for percentages after you submit your essay. View the Reviewing a TurnItIn/Originality Report tutorial.) Be sure to follow both primary and secondary sources with parenthetical citations that include author or title and date.
- Conclude with a summary/concluding paragraph in your own words by summarizing your main points and then re-formulating your thesis statement.
- Match all of your parenthetical citations in your Reference or Works Cited page at the end of your essay. Be sure to cite complete information following MLA or APA style.